Andis 63840 Operating instructions

grass trimmers
Operating instructions
Congratulations! you just went First Class when you bought this Andis Clipper.
Careful workmanship and quality design have been the hallmarks of Andis products since 1922.
Herzlichen Glückwunsch! Mit dem Kauf dieses Andis Haarschneiders sind Sie nun in die
Erste Klasse aufgerückt. Sorgfältige Verarbeitung und hochqualitatives Design zeichnen
Andis Produkte seit 1922 aus.
Toutes nos félicitations! pour l’achat cette tondeuse, un produit Andis de première classe.
La qualité de fabrication et de conception est l’apanage des produits Andis depuis la
fondation de la société en 1922.
¡Felicidades! Al adquirir esta maquinilla Andis para cortar el pelo, usted ha hecho una
compra de primera clase. Trabajo esmerado y diseños de calidad han distinguido a los
productos Andis desde 1922.
Congratulazioni! Questa tosatrice Andis è un articolo di prima classe.
Lavorazione curata e design di qualità sono le caratteristiche distintive dei
prodotti Andis sin dal 1922.
Gefeliciteerd! U heeft net een Andis tondeuse van prima kwaliteit gekocht.
Zorgvuldig vakmanschap en kwaliteitsdesign kenmerken de Andis producten sinds 1922.
When using an electrical appliance, basic precautions should always be followed, including the
following: Read all instructions before using the Andis Clipper.
DANGER: To reduce the risk of electric shock:
1. Do not reach for an appliance that has fallen into water. Unplug immediately.
2. Do not use while bathing or in a shower.
3. Do not place or store appliance where it can fall or be pulled into a tub or sink. Do not place in, or
drop into, water or other liquid.
4. Except when charging, always unplug this appliance after using.
5. Always unplug this appliance before cleaning, removing or assembling parts.
WARNING: To reduce the risk of burns, fire, electric shock, or injury to persons:
1. Close supervision is necessary when this appliance is used on, or near children or individuals
with certain disabilities.
2. Use this appliance only for its intended use as described in this manual. Do not use attachments
not recommended by Andis.
3. If the supply cord is damaged, it must be replaced by the manufacturer, its service agent or
similarly qualified persons in order to avoid a hazard. Never operate this appliance if it has
a damaged cord or plug, if it is not working properly, if it has been dropped or damaged, or dropped
into water. Return the appliance to an Andis Authorized Service Station for examination and repair.
4. Keep cord away from heated surfaces.
5. Never drop or insert any object into any opening.
6. Do not use outdoors or operate where aerosol (spray) products are being used or where oxygen
is being administered.
7. Do not use this appliance with a damaged or broken comb or blade, as injury to the skin may occur.
8. To disconnect remove plug from outlet.
WARNING: During use, do not place or leave appliance where it may be (1) damaged by an
animal or (2) exposed to weather.
10. Plug charger directly into receptacle - do not use an extension cord.
11. Unplug charger before plugging or unplugging appliance.
12. Use of charger not sold by Andis may result in risk of fire, electric shock, or injury to person.
13. Do not disassemble charger; take it to an Andis Authorized Service Station when repair is
required. Incorrect reassembly may result in a risk of electric shock or fire.
14. The batteries in this clipper have been designed to provide maximum trouble-free life. However,
like all batteries, they will eventually wear out. Do not disassemble battery pack and attempt to
replace the batteries.
The symbol on this product means that it must be recycled. Please send this product to an
authorized recycling plant when it no longer serves its intended purpose.
1. Models AGRC/AGR+ can be used with either the cord pack
or the battery.
2. Remove the transformer wall plug and clipper from the
3. With the clipper in the off position, insert the adapter plug
into the bottom of the clipper. Note that the adapter plug is
fitted with a tongue to align properly with the groove in the
clipper. Once the adapter plug and clipper are aligned, press
firmly together. You may hear a click as the adapter plug
contacts engage.
4. Plug the transformer wall plug into the AC outlet as identified
on the carton.
5. The clipper is now ready to be used.
Model AGRC Cord Pack Use
Before fitting a plug into your appliance, please study the diagram.
Model AGR+ with Battery Use
Models AGRC/AGR+ can be used with either the cord pack or
the battery.
1. Remove the charger from the carton and plug into an AC
outlet as identified on charger unit and on carton.
2. Place the Andis Model AGR+ Cordless Clipper in the form
fitting pocket in the charger base. Note that the battery
pack is fitted with a slot to align properly with the charger.
Once the battery and charger are aligned, press the battery
pack firmly into the charger until it rests at the bottom of
the pocket. You may hear a click as the charging contacts
engage-this is normal. The battery pack may be charged
while on the clipper, or separately. Push the battery release
button (Diagram B) on the clipper, and pull straight out to
remove the battery. NOTE: The battery pack is designed to
run the clipper for about one hour. A clean, sharp, well-
oiled blade will provide the best run time. A busy animal
shop may want an additional battery pack, so one pack is
charging while the other is running the clipper.
Before initial use battery pack must be charged for a
minimum of one hour.
4. The charger base has two indicator lights: Below is a
description of the Sensacharge light sequences (Diagram C):
Continuous Green Light (Fast Charge) - Charger will fully
charge battery pack in less than one hour.
Rapid Green Blinking Light (Charging Complete) -
Battery pack is fully charged.
Long Green Blinking Light (“Refresh”) - Charger is
draining battery pack in preparation for fast charge.
Please reference the section “Use of the Refresh Feature”
on page 7 for an explanation.
Short Green Blinking Light -
a) With Continuous Red Light (Charge Standby) -
Battery pack is trickle charging because it is either
too hot or too cold to accept a fast charge. Fast
charging will occur once battery pack temperature
b) Without Red Light (Charge Preparation) - Battery
pack is undergoing trickle charge, because it has
been drained excessively during use.
5. The clipper can be left in the charger base for an indefinite
period of time. The charger will supply only what is needed
and will not damage the battery due to overcharge.
Diagram A
Diagram B
Please see instructions for further
details on SensaCharge System.
Green Light
Fast Charge
Charging Complete
Charge Preparation
Red Light
Charge Standby
(Analyzing Battery)
Diagram C
1. Clipper motor switch must be in the “OFF” position for the
charger to operate properly. Do not return the clipper to the
charger base with the motor switch in the “ON” position.
If the clipper is accidentally put on the charger base in the
“ON” position, remove it promptly. Turn clipper off and
return to the charger base.
2. Do not insert anything metallic into the battery pocket of the
charger base (Diagram D).
3. Do not allow the ventilation slots on the charger base to
become blocked or filled with foreign material. Avoid
subjecting the charger to excessively dirty locations. If the
slots become clogged with dust or hair, unplug charger and
gently remove hair with a soft brush or a vacuum cleaner
(Diagram E).
4. Do not attempt to charge any other battery other than the
battery pack designed for your Andis AGR+ Clipper.
5. The battery pack contains an overload protection feature.
Do not attempt to use it to power any other product other
than the Andis Cordless Clipper. Do not touch the exposed
metal contacts on the battery pack with any conductive
6. Do not store battery or charger where it is under 50°F or
over 104°F, as damage may occur (Diagram F).
7. Do not expose the charger base or the battery pack to
excessively damp conditions (Diagram G).
8. Avoid dropping the charger base and the battery pack.
Do not attempt to use a damaged battery pack or charger.
9. Clean external parts of charger with a soft brush or damp
rag. Do not use harsh abrasives, detergents, or solvents
(Diagram H).
Diagram E
Diagram D
Diagram F
Diagram G
Diagram H
Safety Rules for Charger and Battery Pack
Please see instructions for further
details on SensaCharge System.
Green Light
Fast Charge
Charging Complete
Charge Preparation
Red Light
Charge Standby
(Analyzing Battery)
1. Your clipper, battery pack, and charger function has several interacting electrical systems. Good
electrical contact must be maintained in order for the motor to deliver full power, the battery to
charge properly, and the Refresh feature to operate. Limited or erratic performance caused by dirt
or age can be restored in the majority of the cases if you do the following:
A. Problem: Clipper motor starts and stops as if there was a loose electrical connection.
Solution: Remove the battery pack from the clipper. Examine the battery pack opening in the
clipper. Locate the two sets of motor contacts. Gently squeeze the metal leaves until they are
about 1/16" (1.6 mm) apart using a long pliers or similar. DO NOT squeeze the metal leaves
completely together or the battery pack will not re-insert.
Problem: Charger does not fully charge the battery.
Solution: Clean the battery pack bottom contacts (the portion inserted into the charging
pocket). Clean the charger contacts. Re-align the charger contacts. To clean the battery
pack contacts, rub gently with a pencil eraser until they are brightly polished. Use a cotton
swab and 91% isopropyl alcohol to remove any residue or dirt. Denatured alcohol can also
be used. Use care, as both products are flammable. Clean the charger contacts in the same
way - UNPLUG CHARGER FIRST. Make sure eraser dust and cleaners do not get inside the
charger base. To re-align the charger contacts, again make sure it is unplugged, and gently
pull the metal loops on the four contacts forward SLIGHTLY. Do not severely bend, deform,
or damage the contacts.
Problem: Charger does not exit the Refresh mode.
Solution: Clean the battery pack bottom contacts as noted above. Clean and re-align the
charger contacts as noted above.
Problem: Charger lights flash on and off as clipper or battery is moved side to side in the
charger pocket.
Solution: Re-align the charger contacts as noted above.
2. The charger base is designed to recharge battery packs that are at, or close to, room temperature
(25°C/77°F). If a battery pack is returned to the charger unusually hot or cold, the charger will
not enter fast charge mode. This is normal and the battery pack can remain in the charger.
Under certain conditions the charger may not fully charge a battery pack that has cooled from an
unusually hot temperature. Remove the battery pack for a few seconds, and return to the charger.
The charger will then enter a second fast charge mode.
3. Optimum charging results will be obtained if the charging unit is operated in a place where the
temperature is stable. Sudden increases in temperature may result in the battery pack receiving
less than a full charge. Avoid locating the charger near heat vents, radiators, or in direct sunlight.
4. Under normal room temperature conditions, there is no need to allow the charger base to cool
between charging battery packs. Completely discharged battery packs may be returned to the
charger base continuously for fast charge. If the room temperature is very warm, however,
allowing the charger to cool 5 minutes between battery packs is advisable. If the charger has
become too hot internally, fast charge will be discontinued. Remove the battery pack and replace
after a 5 minute cooling period; the charger will reset automatically.
5. It is normal for the charger to become warm to the touch during operation.
6. Disconnect the charger from the AC outlet if long periods of non-use are anticipated.
7. Never store batteries in a discharged condition. Recharge them immediately after they are
8. Many factors influence the life of the battery pack. A battery pack that has received heavy use
and is over a year old may not give the same run-time performance as a new battery pack.
Guidelines for Battery Pack and Charger Use
The Refresh feature works overnight by first discharging the
battery pack, and then quickly charging it. A trickle charge
maintains the battery at 100% for use the next day. This
allows a battery pack that has developed a “memory” to
perform like new.
A battery pack that receives monthly Refresh cycles will
last much longer than one that does not. Andis suggests that
the Refresh feature be used once per month at the end of a
business day. Using the Refresh feature overnight will ensure
that your work will not be interrupted while “Refresh” operates
(Diagram I).
1. The charger base needs to be plugged in for the Refresh
feature to work.
2. With the AGR+ clipper or AGR+ battery pack in the charger
base, press the Refresh button once. The green light will
blink while the battery is discharging.
3. The green light will stop blinking, and remain continuous
when the battery pack is charging once again (see
Sensacharge light sequences, page 4).
4. If the Refresh button has been accidentally pressed,
there are two ways to stop the battery pack from being
discharged. Removing the clipper from the charger, then
returning it, will cancel the Refresh operation and resume
fast charge. You may also unplug the charger base for
several seconds to reset the charger.
5. NOTE: The refresh cycle takes approximately eight hours to
produce a fully charged battery pack. The charge must make
accurate battery voltage measurements during this time.
If the charger does not exit the refresh cycle or does not
produce a fully charged battery, follow the steps on page 6,
number 2.
Diagram I
Use of the Refresh Feature
To remove blade set, first make sure your clipper motor is
switched “OFF”. Push blade release mechanism under blade
hinge (Diagram J). While holding down the blade release
mechanism, push down on blade, then gently pull the blade
forward (Diagram K), and slide it off the blade hinge. If your
blade hinge should snap closed and is flush with the clipper,
use a small standard screwdriver to pry the tongue of the
hinge out (Diagram L).
NOTE: Hair may accumulate in the front cavity of the housing
under the blade. If this happens, you can clean out the hair by
brushing out the cavity with a small brush or an old toothbrush
while the blade is off the clipper (See Diagram M for location of
cavity being referenced).
Please read the following instructions before using your new Andis Clipper. Give it the care that a fine
precision built instrument deserves and it will give you years of service.
Diagram J
Diagram K Diagram L Diagram M
Diagram N
Removing Blade Set
To replace or change your blade set, slide the blade bracket
onto the hinge of the clipper (Diagram N), and with the clipper
turned “ON”, push the blade towards the clipper to lock into
Replacing or Changing Blade Set
The internal mechanism of your motor clipper has been permanently lubricated by the factory. Other
than the recommended maintenance described in this manual, no other maintenance should be
performed, except by Andis Company, or an Andis Authorized Repair Service Station.
Blades should be oiled before, during, and after each use. If
your clipper blades leave streaks or slow down, it’s a sure sign
blades need oil. Place a few drops of oil on the front and side
of the cutter blades (Diagram O). Wipe excess oil off blades
with a soft, dry cloth. Spray lubricants contain insufficient oil
for good lubrication, but are an excellent clipper blade coolant.
Always replace broken or nicked blades to prevent injury. You
can clean the excess hair from your blades by using a small
brush or worn out toothbrush. To clean the blades, we suggest
to immerse the blades only into a shallow pan of Andis Clipper
Oil, while the clipper is running. Any excess hair and dirt that
has accumulated between the blades should come out. After
cleaning, turn your clipper off and dry blades with a clean dry
cloth and start clipping again. If upon cleaning your blades you
find that the blades will still not cut, there may be a few fine
pieces of hair trapped between the upper and lower blade.
If this happens, you will need to snap the blade off the clipper.
Proceed to slide the upper blade to one side, without loosening
the tension spring or moving the upper blade completely out from
under the tension spring (See Diagram P for position of blade).
Wipe the surface between the blades clean with a dry cloth,
then place a drop of clipper oil where the upper and lower
blades meet and also in the guide slot of the tension spring
(Diagram N). Now slide the upper blade to the opposite side of
the lower blade and repeat this process. After completing this
procedure, slide the upper blade, centering it over the lower
blade. Handle or store your Andis Clipper with the blades down
so excess oil will not run into the clipper case.
Diagram O
Diagram P
CAUTION: Never handle your Andis Clipper while you are operating a water faucet and never
hold your clipper under a water faucet or in water. There is danger of electrical shock and
damage to your clipper. ANDIS COMPANY will not be responsible in case of injury due to this
Care and Servicing of Your Andis Clipper Blades
User Maintenance
©2007 Andis Company, Sturtevant, WI USA
Form #63837 Rev. A
Printed in U.S.A.

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